UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has reorganized its EAST COAST recorded music operations that re-establishes DEF JAM RECORDINGS, ISLAND RECORDS and MOTOWN RECORDS as stand-alone labels within the UMG family.
In making the announcement, UMG Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE said, “UMG is a collection of some of the greatest record labels the industry has ever seen. At the heart of these great companies is the vision and creative instincts of a team of passionate professionals. At UMG, our labels are empowered to be entrepreneurial and take creative risks. By re-establishing DEF JAM, ISLAND and MOTOWN as stand-alone labels within the UMG family, we’re positioning them to recapture the uniqueness of their brands and serve artists with the singularity of vision, focus and creativity that was at the core of their original success.”